The Memorial Site of Camp des Milles

Aix en Provence - Cultural place

A unique place in the world. A must visit.

A large French internment and deportation camp (1939-1942) still intact and accessible to the public, the Camp des Milles now houses an important historical museum, with educational and cultural purposes.
To start with, this place is like a historic slap in the face. But it is also an opportunity to go beyond and grow. A visit to the Camp des Milles is worth all authoritative lessons on civic education and the virtues of democracy and of the living together.

Based on the history of the place, its action is indeed to strengthen everyone's vigilance and responsibility regarding racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of fanaticism.

The camp of artists: one of the features of the Camp des Milles lies in the breadth and diversity of the internees' artistic production. More than 400 works have been created there some are part of the site. This abundance is explained by the presence of many artists and intellectuals (Max Ernst, Hans Bellmer and Lion Feuchtwanger ...) whose survival against persecution and dehumanization depended on their creative impulses.

“Camp des miles” Memorial-Site: UNESCO Chair. Historic Monument. One of the nine top French memorials.

15 000 m2 visit trail. Permanent exhibitions. Over 25 annual cultural events: exhibitions, films, debates, symposia, conferences, theater, music, young audience and al public cultural programming for all ages, forums, workshops ...

Handicap facilities: accessible to people with reduced mobility. Chairs are available at the entrance.

Note that access is free in the following locations: Serge Klarsfeld permanent national exhibition about the 11,400 Jewish children deported from France to Auschwitz, exhibition "save the children: 1938-1945" in partnership with the Children Relief Work (OSE) and the hall of paintings with impressive wall paintings by artists internees, the path of the deportees and the memory wagon.

Access to the Museum is very easy from the city center of Aix en Provence - line 4 next to the Tourist Office - Milles Station stop.
Free parking for cars in front of the memorial.

Pay-guided tours are available every day (5 euros extra).
Hours: 10.30 am to 2.30pm

Group visit (minimum 15 people) can also be offered outside of these hours.

It is recommended to dress warmly for the visit in winter, temperatures can vary within the site Memorial.

  • Accessible for disabled
  • Public car park
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Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Contact

    40 chemin De la Badesse
    13547 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 39 17 11
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Where to stay

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Located in Les Milles, Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline is 5 km from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. All of the rooms feature a carpeted floor, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a desk. Each room also includes a private bathroom with a shower and a bath.

Aix Hôtel
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Aix Hôtel

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Situated on the road to Marseille - Provence airport, in the business park of Aix les Milles, Aix-hotel is a stopover for a business trip or holiday. 5 Minutes to the city centre of Aix en Provence. Restaurant with regional specialities and traditional cooking (open from monday to friday).

M. et Mme Verdeuil
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M. et Mme Verdeuil

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Lagremeuse : in a XIXth century house situated in a wooded park with a swimming pool, four guest rooms welcome you very nearby Aix en Provence.

Mas des Ecureuils
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Mas des Ecureuils

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The "Mas des Ecureuils" is situated between the center of aix and the business park of the milles, in a tipically wooded area of Provence. You can enjoy the swimming-pool, the hammam and the gastronomic restaurant (service on the terrace in summer).

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This is a residence located in a quiet area, 10 minutes from the city centre with 83 appartments equipped with air-conditionned and balcony. All of them offer you shower or bath. Parking and garage with extra.

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In the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, on a large property closed with portal and digicode, in a dependency connected to the owners' house. Duplex.On the ground floor: entrance with large storage, washing machine and dishwasher.Living room with high ceiling and exposed beams, equipped kitchen…

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Mme et M Combet

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Dans une villa provençale au calme absolu une grande chambre pouvant accueillir 4 personnes, avec accès indépendant par un escalier extérieur. Grande piscine avec plongeoir, terrain de pétanque.

La Maison de Sylvianne
Holiday rental

La Maison de Sylvianne

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In the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, face to fields, but only 5km from the city center, in a quiet environment, the House of Sylvianne is an architect's house with private pool and garden. The gite is adjacent to the owner's house. Qualitative Provencal decoration. On one level, the gîte opens…

La Sauveté
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La Sauveté

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Located at 2,5km from Aix city center, this provençal house has a shady garden with terrace and a Spa (free no extra !). Fabienne et Christian welcome you in their fig tree room, comfortable, quiet and peaceful.

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Welcome to the Aix-Marseille Domaine de Riquetti golf club in Les Milles... 10 minutes from Aix en Provence, 5 minutes from Aix TGV station and 15 minutes from Marseille-Provence airport. 18-hole course (architect Peter Cannon), practice green, putting green and approach green. Relatively…

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